Starpower is the stage where performers of all ages and levels, across the globe showcase their talent.

More than 30 years of experience has shaped our unique competition. Every year, Studio Owners, Teachers, Performers, and their Families and Friends are welcomed at upwards of 80 creative and energy packed competitions in cities across the globe.

At Starpower, how we perform as a company matters.

Our guarantee, “You’re always a star at Starpower!”

Our Leader

Noelle Pate Packett

Noelle Pate Packett

Noelle cannot remember a time in her life prior to dance.  Growing up as a dance studio and competition owner’s daughter, she was mesmerized by this industry.  Noelle trained under her father, Gary Pate and other well-known Master Teachers, Choreographers and Mentors and continued dancing through college.  After graduating from UNCW nearly 14 years ago with a degree in Elementary Education and Psychology, Noelle decided to become more active in Starpower. She joined the team full time and has learned the business from the ground up.

 

In 2017, Noelle took on a larger role within Starpower, officially leading the organization.  Noelle is committed to continuous learning, coaching and mentoring her team, creating a positive and fun client experience!

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Meet The Founders

Gary Pate

Gary has been involved in show business, entertainment and dance since the age of five. He received his Associate of Arts Degree from Prince George’s College and his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Maryland. He has owned and directed one of the largest gymnastics and dance complexes on the East Coast and was the director and choreographer for Superstars Show Troupe, one of the country’s hottest performing groups.

 

Gary and his students have appeared on the hit TV shows, Star Search, The Today Show, P.M. Magazine, and Good Morning America, have performed at the Apollo Theater, Disney World, The White House for three U.S. Presidents, the National Theater, NFL and NBA half-time shows, and were invited to perform at the World Expo in Brisbane, Australia.

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Gary Pate Grace Wakefield

Grace Wakefield

Founder and Director for 35 years of Wakefield School of Dance, Grace has had an extensive professional and teaching career. Her dance background has enabled her to be adept at both teaching and choreography in the various departments of the performing arts.

 

She has toured with the U.S.O. entertaining our troops with many stars. Grace has taught and lectured dance in various schools and has given dance therapy in various hospitals to the handicapped and mental patients.

 

Grace Wakefield has choreographed many musicals including: Pajama Game, Damn Yankees, South Pacific, Wizard of Oz, Bye Bye Birdie, Oklahoma, Guys and Dolls, Fiorello, Wish You Were Here, My Fair Lady and many others. Her students have gone on to fame in

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2019 SCHEDULE

Starpower Talent Competition

2019 Schedule

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February 1-3 | Seattle, WA

Venue: Highline Performing Arts Center
Deadline: Jan 18, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Meghan@starpowertalent.com

February 15-17 | Baton Rouge, LA

Venue: Raising Canes River Center
Deadline: Feb 01, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Staci@starpowertalent.com

February 15-17 | Long Island, NY

Venue: West Islip High School
Deadline: Feb 01, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Daniella@starpowertalent.com

February 22-24 | Portland, OR

Venue: Portland Convention Center
Deadline: Feb 08, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Staci@starpowertalent.com

March 1-3 | Andover, MA

Limited Availability
Venue: J Everett Collins PAC
Deadline: Feb 15, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Daniella@starpowertalent.com

March 1-3 | Kansas City, MO

Sold Out
Venue: HyVee Arena
Deadline: Feb 15, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Staci@starpowertalent.com

March 1-3 | Las Vegas, NV

Venue: Planet Hollywood
Deadline: Feb 15, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Meghan@starpowertalent.com

March 1-3 | Little Rock, AR

Limited Availability
Venue: Robinson Performance Hall
Deadline: Feb 15, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Daniella@starpowertalent.com

March 1-3 | Towson, MD

Limited Availability
Venue: Goucher
Deadline: Feb 15, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Staci@starpowertalent.com

March 2-3 | Gillette, WY

Venue: The Cam-Plex
Deadline: Feb 16, 2019
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March 8-10 | East Brunswick, NJ

Sold Out
Venue: Jo Ann Magistro Performing Arts Center
Deadline: Feb 22, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Daniella@starpowertalent.com

March 15-17 | Charleston, WV

Venue: Municipal Auditorium
Deadline: Mar 1, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Meghan@starpowertalent.com

March 15-17 | Middleton, WI

Limited Availability
Venue: Middleton High School PAC
Deadline: Mar 1, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Staci@starpowertalent.com

March 15-17 | Murfreesboro, TN

Venue: Tucker Theater @ Middle TN
Deadline: Mar 1, 2019
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March 15-17 | Sparta, NJ

Sold Out
Venue: Sussex County Technical
Deadline: Mar 1, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Daniella@starpowertalent.com

March 15-17 | Tulsa, OK

Venue: Cox Business Center/Tulsa
Deadline: Mar 1, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Daniella@starpowertalent.com

March 22-24 | Atlanta, GA

Venue: Georgia World Congress Center
Deadline: Mar 8, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Staci@starpowertalent.com

March 22-24 | Louisville, KY

Venue: Memorial Auditorium
Deadline: Mar 8, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Meghan@starpowertalent.com

March 22-24 | Fresno, CA

Limited Availability
Venue: Fresno Convention Center
Deadline: Mar 8, 2019
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March 22-24 | Omaha, NE

Venue: Century Link Center
Deadline: Mar 8, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Daniella@starpowertalent.com

March 22-24 | Waterford, MI

Limited Availability
Venue: Kettering High School
Deadline: Mar 8, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Meghan@starpowertalent.com

March 22-24 | Saint Charles, MO

Limited Availability
Venue: Saint Charles Convention Center
Deadline: Mar 8, 2019
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March 22-24 | Meadowlands, NJ

Sold Out
Venue: Meadowlands Expo Center
Deadline: Mar 8, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Daniella@starpowertalent.com

March 22-24 | Indianapolis, IN

Venue: Pike Performing Arts Center
Deadline: Mar 8, 2019
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March 29-31 | Gilbert, AZ

Sold Out
Venue: Higley Center for the Performing Arts
Deadline: Mar 15, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Meghan@starpowertalent.com

March 29-31 | Baltimore, MD

Venue: Baltimore Convention Center
Deadline: Mar 15, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Meghan@starpowertalent.com

March 29-31 | Ontario, CA

Venue: Ontario Convention Center
Deadline: Mar 15, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Staci@starpowertalent.com

March 29-31 | Raleigh, NC

Sold Out
Venue: Progress Energy Center – Duke Energy Center of Perf Arts
Deadline: Mar 15, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Daniella@starpowertalent.com

March 29-31 | Mobile, AL

Venue: Mobile Civic Center
Deadline: Mar 15, 2019
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March 29-31 | Fort Worth, TX

Sold Out
Venue: Will Rogers Memorial Auditorium
Deadline: Mar 15, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Daniella@starpowertalent.com

April 5-7 | Pittsburgh, PA

Venue: Cornell High School
Deadline: Mar 22, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Daniella@starpowertalent.com

April 5-7 | Lakeland, FL

Venue: The Lakeland Center
Deadline: Mar 22, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Daniella@starpowertalent.com

April 5-7 | Memphis, TN

Limited Availability
Venue: Cannon Center PAC – Memphis Convention Center
Deadline: Mar 22, 2019
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April 5-7 | Spartanburg, SC

Limited Availability
Venue: Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium
Deadline: Mar 22, 2019
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April 5-7 | Hartford, CT

Limited Availability
Venue: Connecticut Convention Center
Deadline: Mar 22, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Meghan@starpowertalent.com

April 5-7 | Aurora, IL

Venue: Oswego East High School
Deadline: Mar 22, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Meghan@starpowertalent.com

April 5-7 | Albuquerque, NM

Venue: Kiva Auditorium
Deadline: Mar 22, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Staci@starpowertalent.com

April 12-14 | Jacksonville, FL

Venue: University of N FL Fine Arts
Deadline: Mar 22, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Meghan@starpowertalent.com

April 12-14 | Long Island, NY (2)

Sold Out
Venue: West Islip High School
Deadline: Mar 29, 2019
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April 12-14 | Manahawkin, NJ

Sold Out
Venue: Stafford Township Arts
Deadline: Mar 29, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Daniella@starpowertalent.com

April 12-14 | East Brunswick, NJ (2)

Sold Out
Venue: Jo Ann Magistro Performing Arts Center
Deadline: Mar 29, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Daniella@starpowertalent.com

April 12-14 | Wichita, KS

Venue: Maize South High School
Deadline: Mar 29, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Meghan@starpowertalent.com

April 26-28 | Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Sold Out
Venue: Omni Auditorium
Deadline: Apr 12, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Daniella@starpowertalent.com

April 26-28 | San Diego, CA

Venue: San Diego Convention Center
Deadline: Apr 12, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Staci@starpowertalent.com

April 26-28 | Upper Marlboro, MD

Venue: Prince Georges Equestrian Center
Deadline: Apr 12, 2019
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April 26-28 | Oaks, PA

Venue: Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
Deadline: Apr 12, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Meghan@starpowertalent.com

April 26-28 | Providence, RI

Limited Availability
Venue: Veterans Memorial Auditorium
Deadline: Apr 12, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Staci@starpowertalent.com

May 3-5 | Woodbridge, VA (Two Locations)

Limited Availability
Venue: Forest Park/Hylton
Deadline: Apr 19, 2019
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May 3-5 | Springfield, MA

Venue: Mass Mutual Center
Deadline: Apr 19, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Daniella@starpowertalent.com

May 3-5 | Minneapolis, MN

Limited Availability
Venue: Minneapolis Convention Center
Deadline: Apr 19, 2019
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May 3-5 | Niagara Falls, NY

Sold Out
Venue: The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls
Deadline: Apr 19, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Daniella@starpowertalent.com

May 3-5 | Concord, NC

Limited Availability
Venue: Cabarrus Arena & Event Center
Deadline: Apr 19, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Meghan@starpowertalent.com

May 3-5 | Riverside, CA

Venue: Fox Performing Arts Center
Deadline: Apr 19, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Meghan@starpowertalent.com

May 10-12 | Denver, CO

Venue: Westminster High School
Deadline: Apr 26, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Meghan@starpowertalent.com

May 10-12 | North Caldwell, NJ

Venue: David Brearly High School
Deadline: Apr 26, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Meghan@starpowertalent.com

May 10-12 | San Jose, CA

Venue: California Theatre
Deadline: Apr 26, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Daniella@starpowertalent.com

May 10-12 | Columbus, OH

Venue: Columbus Convention Center
Deadline: Apr 26, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Staci@starpowertalent.com

May 10-12 | Hampton Roads, VA

Venue: Hampton Roads Convention Center
Deadline: Apr 26, 2019
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May 11-12 | Austin, TX

Venue: Palmer Event Center
Deadline: Apr 27, 2019
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May 17-19 | Houston, TX

Venue: Taylor High School PAC
Deadline: May 3, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Daniella@starpowertalent.com

May 17-19 | Syracuse, NY

Venue: Lankmark Theatre
Deadline: May 3, 2019
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May 24-26 | Sandusky, OH

Limited Availability
Venue: Kalahari Resorts Sandusky
Deadline: May 10, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Meghan@starpowertalent.com

May 24-26 | Lancaster, PA

Limited Availability
Venue: Lancaster County Convention Center
Deadline: May 10, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Daniella@starpowertalent.com



2019 Nationals Schedule

 

June 25-29 | Atlantic City, NJ

Venue: Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City
Deadline: Jun 11, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Daniella@starpowertalent.com

July 2-6 | Orlando, FL

Venue: Walt Disney World Dolphin
Deadline: Jun 18, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Staci@starpowertalent.com

July 3-7 | Branson, MO

Venue: Branson Convention Center
Deadline: Jun 19, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Meghan@starpowertalent.com

July 8-12 | Uncasville, CT

Venue: Mohegan Sun Resort & Casino
Deadline: Jun 24, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Daniella@starpowertalent.com

July 9-13 | Ocean City, MD

Venue: Roland E Powell Convention Center
Deadline: Jun 25, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Staci@starpowertalent.com

July 15-19 | Anaheim, CA

Venue: Anaheim Convention Center
Deadline: Jul 1, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Meghan@starpowertalent.com

July 15-19 | Myrtle Beach, SC

Venue: Myrtle Beach Convention Center
Deadline: Jul 1, 2019
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Point Of Contact: Staci@starpowertalent.com